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National Education (NE)

National Education (NE) aims to develop national national cohesion, cultivate the instinct for survival as a nation and instill in our students, confidence in our nation’s future. NE events in school are commemorated and emphasises on cultivating a sense of belonging and emotional rootedness to Singapore. We hope to engage Cedarians’ hearts and minds through various platforms not only during the NE events. Anually schools observe 4 NE commemorative days which has been identified as defining moments in Singapore’s history.

Commemorative Day


Total Defence Day

Schools commemorate Total Defence Day on 15 February annually to mark Singapore's fall to the Japanese in 1942. Total Defence Day serves to remind our pupils that Singapore is defensible and is worth defending, and we ourselves must defend Singapore.


15th Feb

International Friendship Day

IFD is commemorated in schools on the 3rd Friday of Term 2 that is a working day. International Friendship Day is a day dedicated to the understanding of Singapore's relations with neighbouring countries and beyond. It aims to sensitise our children towards the geo-political realities inherent in Singapore, as well as nurture in our students the spirit of friendship and collaboration among different people.

7th April

Racial Harmony Day

Schools commemorate Racial Harmony Day on 21st July. On this day in 1964, Singapore saw racial riots. Racial Harmony Day serves to remind our pupils that social division costs us dearly and that race and religion are potential fault-lines in Singapore society. It is a day for schools to reflect on, and celebrate our success as a harmonious nation and society built on a rich diversity of cultures and heritages

21st July

National Day

National Day marks our Separation from Malaysia, and our emergence as an independent country in the community of nations. Since 1998, a National Day Ceremony was introduced in schools. This Ceremony aims to bring to the students a greater sense of the historical importance and solemnity of National Day. Schools conduct a 15-minute National Day Ceremony which is more formal than the festivities that schools usually organise

8th August